Topic: Law

Help For Texas Homeowners Is On The Way

July 21, 2015
Neighborhood

Gov. Greg Abbott recently signed a Transfer on Death Deed, or TODD, law similar to what roughly half of the other states in the nation use to allow people to transfer ownership of real property – their home – often without the costs of judges or lawyers. This new tool is critical and Texans ought to take advantage of it.

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The Criminal Justice System is Failing. Here’s a Solution

June 1, 2015
Justice

Criminal justice policy going forward should be based on the simple premise of accurately distinguishing between those offenders we should rightfully fear and those who just make us mad.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Sentencing Isn’t So Black and White

April 30, 2015
Court

The question of whether to sentence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one half of the sibling team who carried out the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent killing of a police officer, to death or a life in prison seems straightforward. A yes or no. But it isn’t so simple.

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Perception may be Reality, but Reality is Immigrants are Less Likely to Engage in Problem Behavior

Aug. 5, 2014
Perception may be Reality, but Reality is Immigrants are Less Likely to Engage in Problem Behavior

It is not unusual to see negative depictions of immigrants in the media and in popular culture. In particular, immigrants are often viewed as dangerous and prone to involvement in problem behaviors such as violence, crime and substance abuse.

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UT Austin Graduate Programs Receive Top Rankings from U.S. News

March 12, 2013

The University of Texas at Austin has the top ranked accounting and Latin American history programs in the nation and more than 50 other science, humanities and professional programs ranked in the top 25 nationally, according to U.S. News and World Report's latest edition of "Best Graduate Schools," released this morning.

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